Current On-Line Articles (Free)

First of all, we have some Real Surprises for you! 

Here are seven "Open Access" books for you to read - if you so wish.

"Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, (8th Ed.)" by Gerald Corey. 
Please click here.

"Refinding the Object and Reclaiming the Self", by David E. Scharff.
Please click

"Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy"
, edited by Philip Brownell.
Please click here.

"Theories of Psychotherapy and Counselling: Concepts and Cases" by Richard S. Sharaf.
Please click here.

"The Psychotherapy Guidebook: Easy to understand descriptions of 255 different therapies (2nd Ed.)", edited by Richie Herink & Paul R. Herink.

Please click here.

"Gestalt Therapy: 100  Key Points & Techniques", by Dave Mann. 
Please click here.

"How Does Psychotherapy Work?" by Martha Stark.
Please click here.

There are also a number of free articles available here:

  • Holmqvist, R., Philips, B. & Barkham, M. (2013).Developing practice-based evidence: Benefits, challenges, and tensions. Psychotherapy Research, 25(1) pp.20-31.  Please click here.

  • Duncan, B.L. & Reese, R.J. (2013). Empirically Supported Treatments, Evidence-Based Treatments, and Evidence-Based Practice.In: G. Stricker, T.A. Widiger & I.B. Weiner (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology: Clinical Psychology, (pp. 489–513). New York: John Wiley & Son. Please click here.

  • Miller, S.D., Hubble, D.L., Chow, D.L. & Seidel, J.A.  (2013). The Outcome of Psychotherapy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Psychotherapy, Vol. 50(1), pp. 88-97. Please click here.

  • Reed, G.M., Kihlstrom, J.F. & Messer, S.B. (2006).What Qualifies as Evidence of Effective Practice?  In: J.C. Norcross, L.E. Beutler, & R.F. Levant (Eds.), Evidence-based practices in mental health: Debate and dialogue on the fundamental questions, (p. 13–55). American Psychological Association. Please click here.
  • Buchanan, R.D. & Haslam, N. (2019). The Development of Psychotherapy in the Modern Era. Article submitted for review.  Please click here.

  • Sunderani, S. (2016). Therapist Self-Disclosure with Clients from Diverse Backgrounds. A thesis submitted for MA degree, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Please click here.

  • Castonguay, L.G. & Boswell, J. Constantino, M.J., Goldfried, M.R. & Hill, C.E. (2010). Training Implications of Harmful Effects of Psychological Treatments. American Psychologist, 65(1), pp. 34-39. Please click here.

  • Nissen-Lie, H.A., Havik, O.E., Høglend, P.A., Monsen, J.T. & Rønnestad, M.H. (2013). The Contribution of the Quality of Therapists’Personal Lives to the Development of the Working Alliance.  Journal of Counselling Psychology, 60(4), pp. 483-495. Please click here.

  • Stiles, W.B., Shapiro, D.A. & Elliot, R. (1986). Are All Psychotherapies Equivalent? American Psychologist, Vol. 41(2), pp. 165-180. Please click here.

  • Henton, I. (2012). Practice-based research and counselling psychology: A critical review and proposal. Counselling Psychology Review. Vol. 27(3), pp. 11-28. Please click here.

  • Larrivee, D. & Echarte, L. (2017). Contemplative Meditation and Neuroscience: Prospects for Mental Health. Journal of Religious Health, 57(6), pp. 960-978. Please click here.

  • Angus, L., Hayes, J.A., Anderson, T., Ladany, N., Castonguay, L.G. & Muran, J.C. (2010). Future directions: Emerging opportunities and challenges in psychotherapy research. In: L.G. Castonguay, J.C. Muran, L.Angus, J.A. Hayes, N. Ladany, & T. Anderson (Eds.),  Bringing Psychotherapy Research to Life: Understanding change through the work of leading clinical researchers, (p. 353–362). American Psychological Association. Please click here.

As a special 'taster' for our next issue (Vol. 24, No. 1, Mar. 2020), we also have 2 articles that are available here, in pre-published format, online, and downloadable free of charge, as a PDF.  They will be available here until the next publication date (Apr. 2020). 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing with Body-Oriented Interventions within the field of adoption: Translating neuroscience into a clinical case study by Katrien Vanfraussen, Edward Campforts & Lindita Imeraj 

This article describes the positive effects of a trauma-based approach with an adopted adolescent girl, diagnosed with Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD). Although symptoms seemed at first sight trauma-unrelated, exploration of her pre- and post-adoption history revealed that re-activated early life adversities (ELA) probably played a crucial role in the development of her condition. In this case study, we describe in-depth the content of the trauma-focused sessions, using different forms of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and body-oriented exercises, as well as the theoretical rationale behind the clinical interventions.
This case study aims to support clinicians in the treatment of children who must deal with the sequelae of early traumatic events, by illustrating how the current neuroscientific knowledge of brain development and trauma can be used during the diagnostic and therapeutic process.
Key Words: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), storytelling, psychological trauma, adoption, yoga, neurobiology.    

To download this article, please click here.

The Problems of Parallel Process: Wild Analysis in Psychotherapy Supervision? by Clifton E. Watkins, Jr.

Abstract: Could it be that parallel process is more a product of ‘wild analysis’ than reasoned reflection?  I consider that question subsequently, selectively reviewing parallel process case examples and anecdotes across the last six decades.  Extending an earlier parallel process examination (Watkins, 2017), I look further into a host of published case anecdotes, subject those anecdotes to a rival hypothesis/alternate explanation perspective (Huck & Sandler, 1979), and raise questions about those anecdotes reflecting any sort of ‘truth’ about the parallel process at all.  Although it is a much-hallowed concept, even regarded as supervision’s signature phenomenon (Bernard &Goodyear, 2019), parallel process in my view merits such a sceptical scrutiny.  It can be valuable to challenge our most revered constructs and parallel process is no exception, and so I take up that challenge in what follows.  I again revisit this concern: since our primary ‘evidence’ for parallel process remains the clinical anecdote (Perlman, 1996), how much real ‘evidence’ do such anecdotes provide?
Key Words: parallel process, supervision, reflection, clinical, psychotherapy    

This article will be available shortly after 10-May. 2020

These articles are available in their pre-publication format, free of charge until about 1st March, 2020. Then they will be available, as per normal, via the CATALOGUE. The usual charge of €3.00 per downloaded article will apply then. 

On-going 'Special Issue' on "Psychotherapy vs. Spirituality" 

  We have also created an on-going 'Special Issue' on "Psychotherapy vs. Spirituality".
This 'Special Issue' is available here, online and free (until further notice) and it will also be added to periodically. 

To download:
Part 1 of this 'Special Issue' 

(published in Vol. 21, No. 1.); 

click here.

Part 2 

of this 'Special Issue' 

(published in Vol. 22, No. 2.); 

click here.

Part 3 

of this 'Special Issue' 

(published in Vol. 23, No. 2.); 

click here


Part 4 

of this 'Special Issue' 

(published in Vol. 24, No. 2.); 

click here


Our previous online articles - which were all pre-published online - and were then available free of charge for a couple of months - were:

Specificity and Pace Variability for Therapists' Interventions under Naturalistic Conditions.
Margit Koemeda-Lutz, Aureliano Crameri, Peter Schulthuss, Agnes von Wyl & Volker Tschuschke. Published in: Vol. 20, No. 1, (Mar. 2016) pp. 19-50. 

Therapist Effects on Treatment Outcome in Psychotherapy: A Multilevel Modelling Analysis. 
Jessica Berglar, Aureliano Crameri, Agnes von Wyl, Margit Koemeda-Lutz, Miriam Köhler, Pia Staczan, Peter Schulthess & Volker Tschuschke. Published in: Vol. 20, No. 2, (July 2016) pp. 61-80. 

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Please tell me, do I feel at all? 
Dan Anders Palmquist. 
Published in:

 Vol. 21, No. 1, (Mar. 2017) pp. 5-20.

The Phenomenon of Depression: Existential Analysis and Psychoanalysis in Dialogue.
Claudia Reitinger & Bernhard SchwaigerPublished in: Vol. 21, No. 3, (Nov. 2017), pp. 7-17.

The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy on Feeling of Loneliness and Life Satisfaction among Drug-abusing Married Men. 
Mohammad Khodayarifard, Alfred Pritz & Nahid Hoseininezhad. Published in: Vol. 21, No. 3, (Nov. 2017), pp. 18-25.

Euro-orphan-hood in Social Discourse: Is it really a problem for migrant families, especially those in which the parents often lack maturity?  
Agnieszka Krzysztof - Świderska. Published in: 

Vol. 21, No. 3, (Nov. 2017), pp. 26-34.

On Creating a "Virtual Miracle" in Couples Therapy: Two Case Examples. 
Leslie Margolin. 
Published in: Vol. 22, No. 1, (March, 2018), pp. 6-15.

When Holding Makes Sense. 
Claudia Morrow

 Published in: Vol. 22, No. 1, (March, 2018), pp. 16-25.

The Central Role of Attention in Psychotherapy.
Paul B. Whittemore. 
Published in: Vol. 22, No. 1, (March, 2018), pp. 26-36.

Quantum Healing - A Super-Placebo? A Randomised Controlled Study in Patients with Affective Problems. 
Manuela Pietza, Harald Walach & Stefan Schmidt. Published in: Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 5-20.

The Ethics of Vision in Psychotherapy. 
Otto Vevatne. Published in: Vol. 22, No. 2, (July, 2018), pp. 33-45.

The Supervisee's Internal Supervisor Representations: Their role in stimulating psychotherapist's development. 
C. Edward Watkins, Jr . Published in: Vol. 22, No. 3, (Nov. 2018), pp. 63-73.

Towards a Differentiated Understanding of Treatment Outcome in Psychotherapy: A Qualitative-Quantitative Multiple Single-Case Study.
Volker Tschuschke, Agnes von Wyl, Aureliano Crameri, Margit Koemeda-Lutz & Peter Schulthess. Published in: Vol. 22, No. 3, (Nov. 2018), pp. 36-62.

What Is Psycho-Organic Analysis? A description of the therapeutic space between body and psyche. 
Marc Tocquet
. Published in: 
Vol. 23, No. 1, (Mar. 2019), pp. 64-75.

Clinical outcomes in the routine evaluation of psychotherapy given by trainees: Effects on clients’ inter-personal problems and psychological symptoms.
Helene Ybrandt, Kristina Berglund, Catharina Strid, Marie Kivi & Jens Knutsson. Published in: Vol. 23, No. 1, (Mar. 2019), pp. 51-63.

From repeated impingement to cumulative trauma: A psychodynamic approach to the development of obsessional thinking - in some cases.
John O'Connor. Published in: Vol. 23, No. 2, (Jul. 2019), pp. 9-25.

"Thinking Outside of the Box": An unconventional intervention.
Avromi Deutch & Seymour Hoffman. Published in: Vol. 23, No. 2, (July. 2019), pp. 70-73.

These articles are now only available from our CATALOGUE (left-hand, side-bar) at a cost of €3.00 per article.

We also have available some new EAP 'Briefing Papers'.
These are available, free-of-charge:

(A) "What can Psychotherapy do for Refugees and Migrants in Europe?"
This is part of a new initiative from a Working Group within the EAP (see here)

(B) "Mapping the ECP into ECTS to gain EQF-7: A Briefing Paper for a new ‘forward strategy’ for the EAP.” 
This is - as it says - a new forward strategy for the EAP and all the European Accredited Psychotherapy Training Institutes (EAPTIs) (see here).